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Project Officer - for EU funded Project


Position: Project Officer - EU funded Project “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights”

Work location: Tirana, World Vision Albania - National Office

Deadline of applications: 9 August 2018

Purpose of the position

Primary purpose of the position is to support and implement project activities within the Project “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights” in 20 targeted municipalities as well as activities that are related with sub-granting process and capacity building for Human Rights Defense organizations.

In order to achieve the expected results of the proposed project, the individual will be responsible for coordinating with Project Manager on activities implementation and reporting, organizing and executing the two sub-granting cycles, field visits, coordination and support to sub-grant beneficiaries, offering structured mentoring and learning-by-doing, tracking progress in implementation of sub-grants and reviewing the programmatic and financial reports. S/he will also be responsible for the coordination of information and plans between respective stakeholders and sub-grant beneficiaries at local level.

Major Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Organize and execute two sub-granting cycles.

  • Create and draft an appropriate grant agreement which will incorporate the grantee’s scope of work and budget as modified through clarification and negotiation.

  • Work in consultation with the sub-grant recipient to ensure a smooth, coordinated procurement and delivery of the goods/services.

  • Ensure that human rights sub-grants projects adequate include youth participation methods and capacity building of youth.

  • Ensure that World Vision Albania code of conduct is strictly applied when youth are engaged in the activities

Coordinate and support sub-grant beneficiaries.

  • Finalize an inception phase of the grants mechanism.

  • Hold informational sessions to potential sub-grant applicants.

  • Conduct a two-step process of public calls and selection for applications.

  • Award sub-grants to the recipients.

  • Implement at least 6 sub-grants projects for awareness-raising on human rights.

  • Implement at least 6 sub-grants projects for advocacy and policy analysis for human rights.

  • Implement at least 6 sub-grants projects for the creation of community service models on human rights matters.

  • Track progress in implementation of sub-grants and review the programmatic and financial reports

Mentoring and Capacity Building

  • Conduct a Grants Management Workshop.

  • Conduct an action-oriented research study.

  • Offer structured mentoring and learning-by-doing to the coordinated Sub-Grant Projects (on key skills to the design and implementation of awareness-raising, advocacy and policy analysis, and creation of community service models).

  • Lead youth in creating a Report on the State of Human Rights in Albania.

  • Organize a final conference.

  • Capture the best practices and the lessons learned, reflecting upon them with the sub-grantee organizations, and then disseminating them both formally (through South East European Youth Network - SEEYN for example, as well as informally on social media updates).

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Bachelor education in social science or related field;

  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English language;

  • Three years of working experience in implementation of project activities. Minimum one year experience in field work.

  • Two years of experience in implementation of program/project management in an international NGO.

  • Experience in implementation of project activities with youth groups.

  • Experience in implementation of EU grant projects.

  • Ability to work with youth of different cultural, religious and educational backgrounds;

  • Ability to organize, coordinate and priorities;

  • Ability to work under pressure;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with other team members and local stakeholders;

  • Full commitment to World Vision core values and mission statement;

  • B category driving license is essential (Three years of active driving).

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel locally up to 50% of the time.

  • Driving licence.

While we appreciate all applications only those selected for the next phase of recruitment process will be contacted.